Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.
-from "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran
Go read all the rest of Kahlil Gibran talking about love. It's been a while since I'd read it, and it's one of those priceless pieces of poetry that changes every time you read it. I love that about good art...it reminds us of what we're here for.